The date is February 12, 2009: Will unsuspecting bank customers and shoppers notice that the Lincoln Memorial has been replaced with a log cabin? Will they realize that this is the first design change the penny has had since 1959, when the memorial replaced wheat stalks?
The fashion lines that have divided us are getting fuzzy. I was almost fooled by the junior clothing sections labeled in big bold letters: Mom Jeans. But that marketing lure is not for me.
Even though my daughter owns piles of high heels, fashion boots, and athletic shoes, there’s not a dress flat in the bunch. Momma to the rescue.
Mom held my hand for 44 trips around the sun; now I’m an unaccompanied child with shared birthday memories bringing me peace.
Today, I went downstairs and when I came back up, sure enough, there was Champ. I knew it’d be the last time I’d see him there.